Willet Tringa semipalmata (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus)

An extremely rare vagrant in Europe from North America. This species has reached 3-4 countries in Europe including Norway and Italy but so far there are no records from the United Kingdom. The western race inornatus has been mooted as a potential split from the nominate eastern form, and has reached Europe. All the birds shown below, including those from Florida, appear to belong to the western form.

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Western Willet, Marina del Rey (California, USA), 18th April 2005

 

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Western Willet, Lovers Key State Park (Florida, USA), 15th April 2013

 

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Western Willet, Flamingo Ampitheater, Everglades (Florida, USA), 18th April 2013

 

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Western Willet, Fort Myers Beach (Florida, USA), 17th April 2013

 

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Western Willets, Ding Darling, Sanibel Island (Florida, USA), 16th April 2013

 

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Western Willet, Boca Chica (Florida, USA), 23rd April 2013

 

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Western Willets, Marina del Rey (California, USA), 18th April 2005

 

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Western Willet, Marina del Rey (California, USA), 18th April 2005

 

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Western Willet, Bacon Street, San Diego (California, USA), 19th April 2005

 

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Western Willet, Lovers Key State Park (Florida, USA), 15th April 2013

 

Western Willet, De Anza Cove, San Diego (California, USA), 19th April 2005